Industries in Odisha

The Orissa Industry is going places with excellent industrial infrastructure and presence of top national and international companies. The state has witnessed an industrial upsurge due to the favorable industrial atmosphere in the state. The state government of Odisha has invited major industrial houses of the country and abroad to invest in the state. It has achieved a considerable amount of success and several prime companies have set up their plants in the state.

The industrial structure of Orissa mainly consists of four categories:

  • Medium industries
  • Cottage industries
  • Large scale heavy industries
  • Large scale industries

    The large scale medium and large scale heavy industries include the:
    • Cement industry
    • Ceramic Glass plants
    • Refractory units
    • Ferro Manganese plants
    • Aluminum industry
    • Fertilizer plants
    • Agro based industries
    • Chemical industries
    • Tyre factories
    • Aeronautical industry
    The state is rich in forest resources, which has prompted the growth of several forest based industrial plants. The cottage industry of Orissa includes the;
    • Sericulture industry
    • Cotton textile mills
    • Sugar mills
    • Rice mills
    The small scale industries of Orissa include:
    • Brass industry
    • Tobacco industry
    • Bevarage
    • Molasses
    • Aluminum utensil making plants
    The iron and steel industry of Orissa has played a major role in bringing the industrial boom in the state. Presence of steel giants like the SAIL, POSCO, NINL, Jindal Steel etc. is a proof of the industrial importance of the state. The Rourkela Steel Plant is one the best in the country.

    Last Updated on : 30th March 2013